6756Bay Ridge Hum (New York City)
- Jun 1, 2006Something May Be Fishy About Hum Keeping Bay Ridge Residents Awake
BY MATTHEW LYSIAK - Special to the Sun
June 1, 2006
HMMMM. This mysterious sound in the waters off Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, has baffled
residents for months. A low pitched vibration known simply as the "Bay Ridge Hum" heard
near the shore next to the Verrazano Bridge has left some locals not only scratching their
heads in frustration but deprived of sleep, too.
While several hypotheses as to the cause - passing trains, treatment plants, even UFOs -
have been floated, so to speak, one new hunch is that fish may cause it.
"Everyone is just dying to find out what is making that noise," the district manager of
Brooklyn Community Board No.10, which includes Bay Ridge, Josephine Beckmann, said.
"We have been getting calls since last spring."
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